Maggie Kniffin, also known as Maggie the Bear, currently lives as an artist and silversmith in Vermont. After receiving a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Maggie hit the ground running with her goal of becoming a full time artist. Having grown up in the New England landscape, nature has always been the driving force behind her work. Inspired by her mentor, Jean Duffy, Maggie attended Penland School of Craft for two months in 2019 to learn metalsmithing techniques. A year later, after solely selling through word of mouth, Maggie the Bear made the decision to finally launch an online store. Welcome, and thank you.